According to the relevant state, province and city COVID-19 containment policies, Guangzhou Health Commission has conducted a review of the requirements for nucleic acid testing and related health management requirements for those visiting or returning to Guangzhou, in order to provide guidelines for citizens' travel.
Nucleic acid testing and health management policies for overseas arrivals in Guangzhou
Inbound passengers should continue to strictly follow the "14 + 7" isolation management rule: that is, after 14 days' centralized, isolated medical observation, those whose destination is Guangzhou and who are able to do home isolation should stay home for another 7 days, during which time they must not go out or participate in large gatherings.
Those whose destination is Guangzhou but who do not have the ability to conduct health management at home will stay in their original centralized isolation point for another seven days. They should take the nucleic acid test on the 21st day after their arrival.
For those whose destination is outside of Guangzhou, after 14 days' centralized isolation and observation, if they are able to provide valid air, train or ship ticket information and take personal protection, they may leave Guangzhou.
Nucleic acid testing and health management policies for domestic travelers arriving in Guangzhou
First, travelers from prefectures in medium and high-risk areas must provide negative nucleic acid results taken less than seven days prior to their arrival in Guangzhou.
Second, the four "ones" health management measures will be given to travelers from prefectures in medium and high-risk areas to Guangzhou, i.e., to issue one health notice, to carry out one health inquiry, to check the health code once, and to do one nucleic acid test.
Those from counties (districts) in high-risk areas or regions subject to whole-area lockdown as announced by local governments will undergo 14 days' centralized isolation and health observation at their own expense, and take nucleic acid testing on the 1st, 7th and 14th days after their arrival.
Those from counties (districts) in medium-risk areas should report to their respective residents' committee, village committee, employer (or hotel) within 12 hours after their arrival in Guangzhou, stay home for 14 days' health monitoring, and take a nucleic acid testing on the 1st and 14th days after arrival. If home isolation is not possible, the travelers will undergo 14 days' centralized isolation for health observation.
People from high-risk areas or those who have been to high-risk areas in the past 14 days must not travel during the Spring Festival travel season. In principle, people from medium-risk areas or who have been to these areas in the past 14 days should not travel during the Spring Festival travel season either; if they truly need to, they must be approved by the local pandemic prevention and control headquarters, and hold negative nucleic acid test results from less than 3 days previously.
Third, during the Spring Festival season (from Jan 28 to March 8), key traveler groups, including people returning to rural areas (towns and villages) of Guangzhou from across provinces, inbound travelers post-quarantine, cross-border truck drivers from Hong Kong to Guangdong, crew members of small ships and fishermen from Hong Kong and Macao (including Mainland fishermen working in Hong Kong and Macao), staff working in isolation sites, fever clinic (consulting room) staff, staff with direct contact with imported cold-chain food and imported goods, and crew members of international flights, must report to the local village committee on the day of arrival, and provide a negative nucleic acid test result taken less than seven days prior, as required. They must also undergo 14 days' home health monitoring during which they must not gather or go out, and should take a nucleic acid test every seven days.
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